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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-23-2015, 12:54 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the help guys. I have an Excalibur saw and am trying different blades. So far the pause, pivot and cut method seems to be working. Well less blade breakage.. lol... I know its a learning experience. Just scares the heck out of me when that blade snaps.... I am going to try different Olsen blades and maybe the spiral blades. I purchased and assortment to try. Thanks for posting the blade chart....

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post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-24-2015, 08:29 AM
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The size of the blade is a huge factor. If you are trying to pivot 90 degrees with a #7 blade, chances are you will snap it. A #2 blade should pivot no problem. The thickness of the wood is a big factor as well. The thinner the wood, the easier on the blade it will be.

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I have used many makes of blade over the years, but since discovering Flying Dutchman blades about 10 years ago, I use no others. The only time I ever have a blade snap on me is through metal fatigue after a lot of use.
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